Interactions between nutrients and toxicants in shallow freshwater model ecosystems

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

This thesis investigates the influence of the trophic status of a shallow freshwater system and/or the presence of persistent pollutants in the sediment on the fate and ecological effects of an insecticide and a fungicide/biocide. Additionally, this thesis aims to shed light on the influence of macrophytes and fish on the partitioning and redistribution of sediment-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PAHs and PCBs are predominantly ‘historical’ pollutants that accumulate in sediments and are rather persistent
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Koelmans, Bart, Promotor
  • Brock, Theo, Co-promotor
Award date27 Feb 2008
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs9789085048756
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • freshwater ecology
  • nutrients
  • toxic substances
  • pollutants
  • fungicides
  • insecticides
  • environmental impact
  • aquatic plants
  • fishes
  • polychlorinated biphenyls
  • benthos
  • aquatic ecosystems
  • ecotoxicology
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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